Residents warned to take care as firefighters hold strike action over pensions (From Darlington and Stockton Times)
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Residents warned to take care as firefighters hold strike action over pensions
6:20pm Thursday 12th December 2013 in News
RESIDENTS are being warned to take extra care as the fire service strikes on two days as part of an on-going dispute over pensions.
Fire Bridgades staff across the region go on strike tomorrow (Friday, December 13) and Saturday. (December 14)
The latest action runs between 6pm and 10pm each day and it is being led by the Fire Brigades Union.
Stuart Errington, deputy chief fire officer for Durham and Darlington, said: “Friday and Saturday nights have the potential to be busy periods for us.
“As Christmas approaches many people will be out enjoying themselves and may be drinking alcohol so it’s important for everyone to take extra care.
“One of the most important actions that everyone can take is to make sure that there are working smoke alarms on each level of your home.
“If a fire starts - get out, stay out and call 999.”
The fire service has contingency plans in place to provide an emergency response during the strike but resources will be reduced.
Updates on the strike action can be found on Twitter at www.twitter.com/CDDFRS.
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